Billions of people around the world suffer from sleep problems. Scientific research shows that nearly one billion people suffer from sleep apnea alone, a condition in which symptoms such as interrupted breathing occur during the night's sleep. This can lead to a variety of health problems, including snoring, daytime fatigue, and potentially even more troublesome ailments like heart disease and diabetes. However, diagnosing sleep apnea syndrome is not easy and usually requires observation of patients in a sleep laboratory. But in this stressful environment, results can be biased.
To solve this problem, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE:IFX/OTCQX:IFNNY) has partnered with Swiss digital health technology company Sleepiz to launch an easy-to-use home sleep monitoring solution. The solution uses Infineon's XENSIV™ millimeter-wave radar technology and Sleepiz's reliable algorithms, and can be integrated into any connected smart home devices such as smart speakers and bedside lamps to meet the needs of the mass consumer market.
Philipp von Schierstaedt, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the RF and Sensors Business Unit at Infineon Technologies, said: "Infineon's XENSIV™ radar sensor can accurately measure vital signs such as heartbeat and breathing rate without touching the human body or invading privacy. , which creates more opportunities for healthcare applications. Infineon and Sleepiz have worked together to develop an innovative sleep monitoring solution. The solution can be integrated into smart home, smart medical and smart health devices to provide extremely accurate results. We’re excited to help improve people’s sleep and quality of life.”
Dr. Soumya Sunder Dash, CEO and co-founder of Sleepiz, added: "With Infineon's deep technology and decades of experience in radar, and Sleepiz's expertise in analyzing respiratory and sleep-related diseases and conditions, We make sleep monitoring easier and provide more accurate data. Infineon has partnered with Sleepiz to bring the technology in the sleep lab to consumers, allowing them to observe their sleep and sleep at home. Health conditions. Together, we have created a new market for accurate at-home sleep monitoring solutions, and our software helps bring medical insights to the general public.”
Understanding vital sign data can help millions of patients and doctors detect sleep disorders such as apnea and improve sleep quality. Thanks to Infineon's XENSIV™ mmWave radar technology, relevant vital sign data can be collected contactlessly and anonymously without the need to identify people. Due to the high sensitivity of radar technology, it can detect this data and can see through various materials (such as blankets) to sense the sub-millimeter movement of the people closest to the equipment. Relevant data will be analyzed with machine learning (ML) algorithms provided by Sleepiz, and stored anonymously in the cloud for user access.
Sleepiz has conducted numerous clinical studies with leading medical institutions such as the Charité in Berlin and the Ruhrlandklink in Essen and other sleep research institutes, proving the accuracy of its algorithm. As a medical device manufacturer, Sleepiz is already supplying doctors in Switzerland and Germany with medical sleep monitoring devices using Infineon's radar technology. Now, the two companies hope to work together to transform the consumer market, integrating their solutions into smart speakers and other smart home devices.